Lower limb prostheses for individuals who carry infants, toddlers, and other loads
Glenn K. Klute
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October 2019 -
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PROJECT SUMMARY (PUBLIC ABSTRACT) The natural lower limbs provide important biomechanical functions such as body weight support, forward propulsion, and balance control during ambulation. When the loads borne by the lower limbs change, lower limb muscle activation responds accordingly to enable seamless continuation of biomechanical function. These loads can change suddenly, such as when carrying an infant, toddler, or other load like a heavy backpack. For individuals with a lower limb amputatio...